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  1. Very proud Muffins, good job!
  2. There are two separate issues you are wanting addressed here: That Community Team has taken player run organization and is now using it. You Own the Wilven Monks idea and LotC Staff is plagiarizing you. First, the Wilven Monks are part of the collective of LotC since the creation and the project was contributed to by players and staff, some around, some gone. If anyone has ownership to the name, it is @shiftnative Here is an early lore piece, building on top of Native’s idea and group: It appears players have in the past been allowed to participate in the organization, which was created by an Admin of the server, and have had special perks such as having homes and a base at the Cloud Temple to help new players. I agree with you that this has been the case in the past and it may be a good idea to take it back that direction in the future. This doc I found seems to be from 2016. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Qka8JHMr1TxA1CsJKK65BjoobKh_mGhhm_i5I1JXjkc/edit#heading=h.oz78tctpxlu6 This is 4 years after the order was founded by Native and naturally formed into something else. Since 2012 there have been multiple versions of staff monks, new player guides, roleplay mentors, and various other devices to attempt to help new players. The Wilven Monks are apart of that history and that is why Community Team took something that was inactive and attempted to use it to help the server. To take from my own brief example of submitting lore of the server. I helped Boogerbuster with finishing off the witch doctor shamanism lore back in the day. Once it was accepted I took a break and came back. It was completely different when I came back and they told me I had to reapply because things has changed in the magic system and shamanism. I realized that since I was gone, I was out of the loop and others who were actively using it had co-opted it. There is nothing wrong with that and it is part of being in a culture. People will take something you make and do something else with it. Another example would come more from my career as a builder. Many times I have built something for someone and they have left it abandoned and someone else moved in. The classic example would be the old city of Ves this map. The people I built it for let it go and someone else stepped in to use it. I might have bad feelings about that and not want them to use it, but there is no route or reason for me to take it away from them. They also evicted me from my own city I built but that is life. They were more proactive in taking hold of it and actively using it then I was and they are more then welcome to use the build or tear it down once I had vacated. A third example I will give is Carrion/Ruskan culture. The people who created Carrion/Kralta/Raevir do not condone the usage of the culture by all the different groups. The same could be said about the founding of Horen, Malinor, Krugmar, or the lore/culture of any player group. Once you create something it is out there to create off of. You don’t get to say, “No thats mine and only mine.” I think there is an argument to allowing players to participate in the order and to have Wilven Monk Characters. That seems to be another discussion then the one we are having about who owns the lore. Insert meme about ToS but this is why that clause is important. The Wilven Monks were not your idea and you have no claim to any ownership in any sort of plagiarism case. The Monks are a central aspect to the lore and culture of the server and live in the collective. I personally see no issue in the Community Team using this IC representation as a front to their activities because it adds to the immersion. Why use a different group of monks when this one has been doing the same job for years, off and on? Now if you want to have a Monk civil war story line, sign me up for that warclaim. I would prefer to shift the conversation towards how the Monks could better integrate the player base and work from their current base of operations to offer the best experience to new players the server can provide. New ideas for content and positive steps is definitely where the Admins’ focus lies, not in the gerrymandering of the past. I can not comment on items being taken away from you but that has happened to me before and seems like a conversation to have the with Story Team on how to balance the current iteration of the monks and in returning your Lore Items.
  3. VonAulus

    Lair Application

    This laid application has been denied. The World/Story team that goes over lair applications did not see a significant need for this lair to exist from the application put out here. We would recommend you try to work with Urguan to possibly set up a working relationship for your group to fold into greater dwarven roleplay. Part of cultist roleplay would involve blending into the greater society and living with the consequences of being discovered. Giving a cultist colony in this specific case would seem to separate roleplay among the dwarves and not add to a greater shared narrative the same way a cooperative agreement would function.
  4. Accepted, please msg me on discord : Grool#6871.
  5. VonAulus

    Lair Application

    Hello Seuss, this application does not meet the Staff’s standard for what a Lair is. This camp could be done in another group’s region in coordination with them. I would suggest communicating with another group on Korvassa or on the mainland if you are still interested in putting this camp together.
  6. The First Bicentennial Helena House Tour Competition Sponsored by Helena Red Ruby: Unleashed The Ishikawa Room in the Gradic Manor of Felsen, 1554 To all homeowners of Helena, let it be known that in this year of our Lord 1767 the First Helena Housing Competition shall commence. Be you a smith or a merchant, an expert or a novice, you have the chance to earn a grand prize for the beauty of your home. The home is a person’s own kingdom, some people say. I don’t know them, but they sure say that. And you! The monarch of that land! Of course, not in truth. Our Imperial Majesty is the monarch. He owns all of your houses; he owns all of you in fact. My apologies, dear reader, I lose my train of thought. You are charged with decorating your castle- your house to your heart’s desire. Not the outside, unless you want a fine. The interior, I mean. The judges shall set upon your house like a pack of wolves on a babe left alone in the snowy woods. My overseer tells me that this metaphor is a bit overkill? Forget I even wrote that. Instead, they will set upon your house like a group of eager judges on an interior they have to judge. That’s a bit boring of a metaphor, but I’m not the one with the coffers am I? Damn bureaucrats. Moving on, I guess. The competition will be divided in a tripartite manner: The Business Bracket | Prize: 2,000 Minas and the title Master of Business Decoration There are those of you who battle in our free market system like gladiators of commerce. Some of you have beautiful shops, others have quite drab and ugly ones. It does not matter because now you have time to decorate your place of business! So decorate to your heart’s content and the most creative, the most intuitive amongst you vultures of the marketplace shall win a prize of 2,000 minas! Lord knows you need it, maybe you can invest in some cologne. The Manor Bracket | Prize: 2,000 Minas and the title Master of Manor Interior To be frank, I’m not sure there’s even a point to including you folk in this competition. We all know that you’re too rich to afford an apartment but too lowborn to possess something of actual prestige. You’ll probably just hire the local interior decorator and, my boss says, that’s alright! Whoever among you has the most magnificent manor will score a prize of 2,000 minas. Not that you need it, parasites. The Apartment Bracket | Prize: 2,000 Minas and the title Master of Apartment Design The apartments! This is where those of you in the city’s middle class can finally shove it in the manor folk’s face. Sure, they might win their bracket. But did they have to work with a ten by ten closet of a house? No! They had all the room in the world to work with, those retches. You folk, you salt of the earth, it is your duty to decorate the interior of your apartment and earn 2,000 minas to put food on the table. And… maybe to make up for the debt you accrue buying decorations. The Municipal Judges of Interior Design + Peridot Carrington, Sheriff + Green Carrington, Treasurer + Douglas Denims, Master Builder + Alpha Carrington, Former Mayor + The Colonel, A Colonel Competition Entry Form OOC
  7. Welcome to the World Team Competition! The World Team is introducing a Building Competition to gifted, creative players! The general concept of this project is to come together with the community to provide a competitive event with the cooperation of the Community Team to enhance the players’ experience. It will reward players who show promising creative ability to provide to the Lord of the Craft’s platform, allowing others to share a more realistic experience. And for those interested in such, perhaps entice some players to join our team! The competition is a glimpse into what both the World Team does daily and to connect our players with that! General Rules Theme: Participants must present a centralized theme in their build. With permission, participants will be allowed to work in groups. Players may not exceed a group of four. The World Team will host this competition for a few hours on the day, allowing all to complete their builds within a six hour time period. Once in the competition you will be able to have access to a 100x100 plot but the required plot size is only a 50x50, a flat plotworld will be what you will be working on. General Application Requirements Players must be thirteen years old or above. Given the style of your builds will determine your qualification. If you meet such requirements, you may be invited to an interview with the World Team. This event will give you the tools and resources to extend a helping hand to those who seek to become a part of our team! So, what is the general application process? To join our competition you simply need to join our Discord Server! (https://discord.gg/8WuyvY6) Once you’ve done that simply follow the format in #interview-request to get a chance to join the competition! So, what is the staff application process? Those who we see as fit to join the team will be approached by a member of our management. If you manage to get back to us with an interest in joining us we will consider your builds as your trial plots as if it was a normal Trial! No more than 10 applicants will be accepted at a time to the World Team. Thank you for reading this post, we will be starting soon so do make sure to request an interview before then! Prizes First place: 10k Mina, 5 Rename Tokens. Second place: 5k Mina. 4 Rename Tokens. Third place: 2.5k Mina, 3 Rename Tokens. Participation: 2 Rename Tokens. Send inquiries to DylanDeNewb#3399 on Discord for more info.
  8. Hi, I talked to you a bit in PM’s about this application, however, we did not seem to get to a consensus about what you need. Before fully ruling on what is going to happen with this Lair Application can you please expand on where or if you need a region. If you do not need a region there is not much of a point for this app. If you do end up losing your home, I think we would be more able to help with setting up a spot for camp roleplay. If you want, you can edit your responses to the questions above and send me a PM on Discord when you have reconsidered that point.
  9. Hi guys. I regret to inform you that your application for a lair has been unsuccessful. Firstly, your ‘lair lore’ section was incomplete. We expect 1000 words of original content lore, written for the purposes of this application. You failed to meet that criteria - it is not optional. I did have a look at your past posts, and I’m not finding anything particularly compelling that explains what your group is about or why you require a lair. To me, this sounds like something that you can easily work with the event team to create, for event purposes rather than a player-run RP group. Please keep in mind that anybody taking the details of your lair application into RP would be objectively metagaming, which is against the rules, so I do not accept your claim that ‘you can not explain nor give away every detail of what you are planning’. You did not give away any detail at all - not even an outline beyond past forum posts. If you really, really need your lore to be secret, I would encourage you to read the bottom of the lair application format. You can PM a mod to hide your thread if you feel it needs to be private. You did not complete your ‘lair builds’ section satisfactorily. You need to have original builds prepared, including photos. You did not provide either. Furthermore, I do not accept your response to the question about undertaking this group in an existing nation. You need considerably more detail and you need to interpret this through the prism of IC actions - you can not just say ‘oh, well, we’re edgy’. I want to know what it is you do to be edgy, why this would not be accepted by existing nations, what it will do to antagonize people, etcetera. Please elaborate on some specifics next time, perhaps even with some hypothetical scenarios. Why are you abducting people? What is your motivation in-character? This would be more apparent if you had completed the other sections. Finally, I have to reject your response in respect to what this lair might add to the greater world around them. If you decide to make another lair application, I would like you to explain the nature of your ‘player run events of a dark caliber’ and your ‘unique dark lore’. Currently, a number of dark magic groups are extant on the server. I do not accept that you are unable to work with them for the purpose of what you are aiming to do here. Perhaps if you had developed your ideas further, I would be more inclined to do so. Please remember that receiving a lair is a privilege afforded to those groups that are best placed to contribute to the server’s shared story, and that means this application is going to require a fair bit more detail to get you over the line. At the moment, this does not meet the required standard.
  10. Hi guys, Unfortunately, your application for a settlement has been unsuccessful. Firstly, your settlement lore section was incomplete. We expect 1000 words minimum of original lore summarizing what your settlement will be, not simply a collation of past roleplay posts. If you are going to include these posts (The key phrase in the description being ‘could include’ rather than ‘can consist of’) they need to compliment your 1000 word write-up rather than simply forming it in its entirety. This is a rule, not just a guideline. I also noticed that some of these posts aren’t written by your group or for your group. This is why we expect 1000 words of original content from you - any past forum posts are simply supplementary, as it isn’t fair that you be able to take credit for the work of others. I think that your settlement government structure definitely requires some work. What about this system is exactly theocratic? Keep in mind that King John is not a canon deity on the server - this is not an impediment, of course, by any means! - but should definitely be taken into account when considering that your stated ‘theocracy’ is based on ‘divine governance’. How does this divine governance actually translate to your theocracy? What sort of tenets does King John actually expect his subjects to espouse? What role do his teachings have in the application of law and how will this generate roleplay in your settlement? You mention ‘five individuals of different backgrounds’ - what’s the nature of these different backgrounds? Can you elaborate on this further? Your reference to the Council of Nemok as King John’s ‘prophets on earth’ needs much more development as well. I am satisfied with your builds and believe they fit the aesthetic fine. I also do not accept your answer that what you are going for here fits a unique niche that can not be done anywhere else. You are talking about the tenets and will of King John himself but you have not whatsoever elaborated on how that actually practically applies to roleplay. Offering a place for ‘cults, banditry, thieves, the so-called scum of the earth’ is not exactly a unique niche, either. I can name several places like that that exist on the server currently, and I would recommend looking into roleplaying with them if you are not willing to develop your concepts further. I don’t believe that your ‘new religion’ is anywhere near as developed as it ought to be to fulfil your stated goal of offering a new religion or culture for players to adhere to. I don’t think that ‘making the defense defend better’ is particularly relevant to this section either - this question really requires a lot of work and a bit more deep thinking if you would like to get accepted. As for being an antagonist, I am not seeing evidence of any ways that you will actually do this besides mindless banditry. If that is the route you would like to go for, that’s fine, but you don’t need a settlement in order to do that. You also did not tie your settlement into the server’s greater lore and narrative in a satisfactory fashion - everything that you wrote about here could have existed in total isolation from every other entity or occurrence on the server. If you want to be an antagonist, you need to give considerable thought to the context for your antagonism. This application will need a lot more work to be considered by World Team. Remember, we take the best candidates out of the pool when a slot becomes open. Giving you this feedback now is to prepare you to either make changes to your plan and update it with better and more cohesive information to put your best foot forward.
  11. Accepted, please get the 100k to me in game.
  12. Howdy folks, This is pretty straightforward, after the end of the mandate from a previous approval to put in warp signs during the time of chunk trouble. Chunk troubles have been fixed by hard work from the techs. The warp signs have been removed till further notice. I understand that this was a very nice luxury but it is now time to return to those lovely roads. Reminder, with a return to roads there will be a rise of bandit/road roleplay, if you feel that an exchange was not a give and take as outlined in our new Roleplay Quality Standards, please compile evidence and post a report on the forums. There will definitely be some growing pains as we return to normal. I invite all of you to share your opinions on how we should work to bringing the server closer together and decreasing travel times. Soulstones are still a system and most Settlements should now have a Green Soulstone Pillar. I personally want to say thank you to the community for all its patience during the lag and chunk issues. Have a good evening!
  13. I will hit her with an investigation ban.
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